THAI FOOD MYTHS OR FACTS: ANSWERED
Thai cuisine became popular over the years, not only in Asia but all over the continent. One of the many good results of traveling and social media exposure. But with that opinion was thrown and connotations are formed. People who have tasted the food often make remarks that after a long time turn into a generalized opinion. It became people’s first impression of the dish. But do you believe it to be the truth? Have you tried or just heard the opinion about it? Or would you be willing to be the judge? Today, let us clear/answer common opinion about Thai gastronomy – is it just a myth or a fact?
MYTH OR FACT NO. 1: All Thai food is spicy.
ANSWER 1: This is a myth. Let me correct it with – Some Thai food is spicy. Also, you can choose the spiciness level of your food. Cool right? Accordingly, if you are not into spicy food, there are other dishes that you can choose from that are not piquant. Scrap off this myth and try non-spicy Thai food if you are not a fan of it. The good thing is you have a choice if you want something spicy or not – the cuisine offers both.
MYTH OR FACT NO. 2: Thai dishes always use coconut milk.
ANSWER 2: Again, this is a myth. There are many popular dishes like curries and Tom yum that use coco milk but it is not ALWAYS. There are others dishes that don’t need coco milk like grilled chicken, pad thai, deep-fried Thai tilapia herb, papaya salad and many more. You have the liberty to try dishes with coco milk if you want it creamy yet you can try other dishes without this ingredient – both of which are authentic and flavorful Thai dishes.
MYTH OR FACT NO. 3: Thai cuisine, being Asian in origin, uses rice in many of its dishes – including dessert.
Answer 3: This is a fact. Thai cuisine has a dessert called mango sticky rice or just sticky rice. Thai nourishment made use of this crop in fried rice and as mentioned, dessert. Give this sweet course a try and, you’ll be surprised by the burst of flavor from the sweetness of the mango and creaminess of coconut milk that goes well with sticky rice.
MYTH OR FACT NO. 4: Thai dishes are just for the vegetarian.
Answer 4: Contrary to popular belief that Thai food is leafy cuisine, there is menu for meat eaters as well. Accordingly, you can customize the inclusions to your interest. Do you like beef, pork, chicken, just veggies or fish? Yes, they can modify it to your liking. So, it is not just for vegetarian. It is actually for everyone.
We hope that this shed some light on connotation about Thai food. What are you waiting for? Pay Irvings Yummy Thai a visit and be the judge! This restaurant caters an authentic Thai cuisine – both spicy/non-spicy, with or without coconut milk, and/or with rice as dessert!